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Survivor Appreciates Every Day

Survivor Appreciates Every Day

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Stephan Chapman had just started a new job and was settling into a new apartment when he was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma last January. The 25-year-old’s goals, such as returning to Saddleback College and enjoying surfing, immediately changed. Without medical insurance and unable to work, friends […]

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Blending Art and Ink Adds to Laguna’s Local Color

Blending Art and Ink Adds to Laguna’s Local Color

Where young adults congregate, from Main Beach to the corner coffee house, the observant will likely see evidence of a tattoo artist’s effort. The morphing of tats from outer fringe to mainstream was not lost on Renée Bangerter, who opened the Laguna Inkspot and Gallery in Laguna Beach in 2012. Keen on merging her artistic […]

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A Home That Offers More Than Shelter

A Home That Offers More Than Shelter

By Christine Carpenter, Special to the Independent Carissa Scivers, already 21, counts down the days until she can live independently. For her, the excitement of packing up belongings and saying goodbyes to her family will mark the real beginning of adulthood. Her rite of passage is special by several measures. Scivers is among the very […]

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Filling a Prescription for a Mystery Malady

Filling a Prescription for a Mystery Malady

Sarah Mahoney is determined to walk again and the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach wants to help her. Last May, Mahoney, an “A” student at Saddleback College, who can play at least four different musical instruments, was accepted to UC Berkeley as a music major. But muscle weakness that she initially attributed to a cold […]

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Former Laguna Volleyball Star Enters Cal’s Hall of Fame

Former Laguna Volleyball Star Enters Cal’s Hall of Fame

Lance Stewart, former volleyball coach and three-sport star at Laguna Beach High, was inducted into the UC Berkeley Sports Hall of Fame last Saturday. He received the award in part for his MVP performance as a setter on Cal’s first club national championship team in 1985. “It was kind of cool,” said Stewart, who was […]

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Learn How to Harvest Rainwater

Learn How to Harvest Rainwater

Robert Farnsworth, Saddleback College’s chair of the landscape design and horticulture department, will share his knowledge about collecting our most precious resource Thursday, June 14. Wine, beer and snacks will be provided at the free 7 p.m. event at Neighborhood Congregational Church,  340 St. Ann’s Dr.

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Cyclists Pedal in Support of HIV/AIDS Services

Cyclists Pedal in Support of HIV/AIDS Services

The only cycling event designed to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS takes Saturday, Oct. 15, and begins at 7:30 a.m. at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and makes a pit stop at Madison Square & Garden Café in Laguna Beach. “This is a great ride for a terrific cause,” said Jorge Rodriquez, MD, […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Indy Columnist Shares the Power Within    The Woman’s Club’s free Brown Bag Chic event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at noon features Susan McNeal Velasquez presenting “The Power is Within You- Unleash It!”   Velasquez is the author of the Indy column “Wisdom Workout” and  “Beyond Intellect: Journey Into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind.”   […]

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Printmakers Expand Their Horizons

Printmakers Expand Their Horizons

Laguna Beach artist Hedy Buzan Williamson teaches a printmaking class at Saddleback College that begins Aug. 23 and promises to expand the repertoire of printmakers with instruction on new techniques. The syllabus includes monotypes, drypoint, carborundum collagraph and paper lithography. Class meets each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the roomy Saddleback print […]